The Pinarello Dogma K8S certainly caught my eye while surfing my usual big wave internet breaks the other day; but it wasn’t just the black & red carbon frame with Campy Record that drew me in. If you’re like me, the first thing you noticed on this bike is the soft tail style suspension unit at the top of the seat stays.
When seeing this, I immediately thought of the Castellano Fango – one of the first hardtails I’d ever seen back in 2001 or 2002. The idea behind this is simple: dampening vibrations and isolating the rider from rough terrain will save energy. Energy saved means you can ride faster…at least in theory. Plus, this added suspension only increases the frames overall weight by 95 grams – not bad if you ask me.
More photos (via Above Category) below as always. Enjoy.